Monday, February 20, 2012

Hollywood Secrets



Congratulations to Janette, the winner of Dee's giveaway. You will be contacted directly regarding your prize. Thank you to all who participated.

I’m so jazzed to be back here for the release of my second book in the Adrenaline Highs Series! Danger Zone is out today with Carina Press and all those other fine e-book sellers out there. Danger Zone is especially close to my heart for several reasons. The main one being that I share a secret with my heroine, Ellie Morgan. Ellie and I both discovered something very important about ourselves at an early age. I discovered it later than Ellie did. Without giving away her secret, I’ll just say that discovering something about yourself at any age can be an eye opening experience. You can either choose to learn from it and grow or hide from it and go nowhere. (Personally, I’m not a fan of nowhere. LOL. I like to learn from my mistakes. Did I mention I make of ton of mistakes?)

Anyway, the other thing I loved about this book was writing about Hollywood. I think for most people it’s this elusive place where pretty people live and everything is perfect. Ha. Not. Show business is a tough place to work. The pressure is intense and the hours are brutal. The pretty people stay pretty because they have a team of people to keep them that way and that team works endlessly to make what you see look perfect. Be it the actors, the set or the wardrobe, there are hundreds of people working to make every project the best it can be. I hope I bring a little of the reality to life in Danger Zone so people see what’s involved in the making of a movie.
Now the making of a romance…that’s one of my favorite things too. Hook ups on the set are common for obvious reasons. Put two pretty people in the same proximity for anywhere from one to six months and depending on the relationship status of those two people, sparks may fly. Hollywood is famous for it. How many marriages have broken up because people have met on a set and fallen in love? I lost count. (Okay, I didn’t really try counting, but I would’ve lost count if I’d tried!)

Anyway, so those are just a few of my favorite parts about Danger Zone. What are your favorite parts of a book? The first meet? The first love scene? The last love scene? Or maybe a specific action sequence in a book? What turns you on when reading? 

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33 comments:

  1. I love the first meet. When one or the other just "gets it". Maybe the other is a harder sell, but the friction is there. Yummy. Of course the love scenes are a close second. :)

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    1. Hi Trish,
      Yes, I'm a big lover of friction! I love the tug-of-war when characters are first discovering each other and getting their footing. But I'll admit...it's a tie with the love scenes. LOL.

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  2. Electrifying cover, Dee.
    Hoe good of you to let your character learn earlier than you did. If it made sense, I'd save my protagonists the horrors of high school.
    Congratulations on your release.

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      I adore my cover, too! Love, love, love it! Yes, high school was tough, wasn't it? My daughter is going through it now and I sometimes wish I could save her all the angst. My characters on the other hand...they go through the angst and it makes it that much sweeter when they get their happy ending.

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  3. I love the first meet and the first love scene...seeing how each character deals with it is so interesting. Congrats on your release! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Hi Alison,
      Thank you! Yes, first meets are fun, especially if one of the characters makes a less than stellar first impression. (Like Quinn does in Danger Zone.) Then they have to bounce back from a deficit. LOL.

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  4. My favorite part of any romance is the inciting incident and the first meet. I love how, as a reader, you get a feel for how great this love is going to be.

    May Elle and Quinn have their Brad and Angie ever after...
    though they didn't break up a marriage to find it, so that's even better. :)

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    1. LOL. Hi Lynne!
      Thanks for stopping by! Yeah... the whole breaking up a marriage thing... ugh. Not good. I loved writing Ellie and Quinn's first meet. He was such a cheeseball. LOL.

      Congrats to you on the release of Courting His Favorite Nurse! It's an awesome book!

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  5. Happy release day! Yay!

    I love watching the hero mess up and then having to work hard to redeem himself.

    Looking forward to the read.

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    1. Hi Robena,

      Thank you! And Yay! Then you'll enjoy Ellie's first meet with Quinn. He really sticks his foot in his mouth. It still makes me smile when I think about it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Dee- I just read about this book on another blog site and added it to my tbr list! What a great day for you! Still can't decide if I want the audio version or ebook. Payday is not until Friday so I have time to decide. :)

    Congrats on the book!

    Heather E

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    1. Hi Heather!

      Yes, it's been a great day! Busy, busy! You can listen to the sample on Audible to help you decide. (I start off a little nervous. LOL. But I get better. (I think! - I hope!!)) Or flip a coin! Either way, thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. One of my favorite part of a story is the first meet, and if it's a reunion story, the first meet since the separation. I anticipate the character's reactions. Sometimes it's fun, surprising or heartbreaking but I always look forward to that part.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Hi Na,

    I love when I'm surprised at the first meet, too! I guess I always love surprises! When the story goes somewhere you hadn't quite expected... Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. The first meet is interesting. I like to see the dynamic between the two people.
    I also like action sequences because of the tension it provides.

    Congratulations! Your excitement is catchy!

    Please enter me in the draw:
    janet(underscore)kerr(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Hi Janet,

      Yes, a good action sequence is fun, isn't it? There are a few in Danger Zone. (One car ride in particular sticks out in my mind...but I digress, ) Watching a couple do the "dance" at the beginning is interesting, watching the sparks fly... and wondering just how well will they fit together...
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  11. Hi Dee!

    It's been tough keeping up with you all day - you are all over the "internets"! LOL! But just wanted to say congratulations again on your second release! And congratulations also on narrating Danger Zone - you are terrific! I could listen to that all day - in fact, I think I will!

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  12. Hi Julie,

    I know! Busy day, right! But loads of fun!

    Thank you for finding me at all my stops today. And so glad you've enjoyed listening to Danger Zone.

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  13. My favorite part of any book is when the hero and heroine come to a meeting of a minds that they need to work together to solve the problem. Congratulations on the new book.

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    1. Hi Gayle!

      Yes! And as the reader, you're thinking, "Finally!" Then you get to cheer them on. Ah, yeah, love that part.
      Thanks for stopping by and huge thanks for all your support!

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  14. I enjoy the verbal sparring between the couple. Congratulations on your release!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  15. Hi Mary,

    That's always fun! Love good banter!
    Thank you and glad you stopped by!

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  16. Congratulations on the book! I like when the characters first meet.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi bn100,

      Thank you. I think we have a lot of "first meet" fans here today. It's always fun to see the chemistry from the moment the characters meet.

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  17. I enjoy the build up right before the fist love scene- I like to watch the tension and that "AHA" moment.

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Oh yeah, great choice! You are the first to mention that today, I think. When the tension is at its pinnacle and all bets are about to be off... Awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. We have an email comment submitted:

    "Danger Zone sounds really intriguing. I did follow you on twitter." - Jannette A.

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    1. Hi Jannette,

      Thanks! Give it a try. You might like it. Thanks for coming by through email and for the twitter follow!

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  19. Okay, I have to be honest, my favorite part of the story is the end. I love the feeling of satisfaction where it's all happy ever after and even though I know that life keeps moving that time to cling to is yummy.

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    1. Hi Maria!

      Yes! How could I overlook the happily ever after? A perfect moment in the book, right? When it all comes together and everyone is happy. Including the reader. LOL. It is so yummy. The perfect word. Glad you stopped by! Yay!

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  20. My favorite part is when the hero finally gets smacked in the face by his feelings, and has to confront them. Hard to imagine that it's so hard for a guy to admit that they are in love with someone, but the more alpha the male, the harder it seems to be for them. Women accept it so much more easily...usually :o) I would love to win a copy of your new book!!

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    1. Hi Shelly,

      Ah, I love that moment, too. The hero's AHA! moment. And we're sitting back thinking, "Finally." LOL. Good luck in the drawing and thanks for coming by!

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